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Pikes Peak Library District Programs, various library locations in the region. Call 531-6333 for more. Adult Programs in May: Teen battle of the bands, Talk Spanish!, Adult crafts, Palmer Lake book group, Minding your business, If your walls could talk, Socrates caf and more. Senior programs: AARP mature safe driving program, Senior lunch and a movie, 55+ lively exchange book club, Wills and trusts and estate planning, Senior synergy and more. Children's programs: Read with a dog, Book break, Book break in Spanish, Snuggle-up storytime, Toddler time, Storytime, Family fun, Alien antics, Prairie hoedown and more.

Lifelong Learning Programs with D11, including Managing rental property, Sign language for hearing babies, Deer resistant gardening, American Sign Language intro, and Pressed flowers. Classes begin in May and run $10-$39. Visit or call 520-2384 for more.

Nature Wildflower Photo Shoot with professional photographer Kenneth Wajda. At various locations around Colorado Springs, you will take photographs in the field while a Wajda answers questions, offers tips and assist you. Sundays, 5 a.m. through November. Call 783-9283 for more.

Fundamentals of Small Business, five expert classes teaching you how to make a difference in the success of your small business. $39 per class. Tuesdays from May 3-31, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Call Nancy at 630-3457 or visit for more.

Identity Theft Seminar. Free. Detective John Amundson, retired, speaks on prevention of identity theft. East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., room 2 on May 26, 7-8 p.m.; June 4, 7-8 p.m. Call 205-1212 for more.

Introduction to Permaculture, 721 E. Boulder St. $40 includes organic lunch and reading materials. Becky Elder of Blue Planet Permaculture instructs. Sat., May 21, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register with Robin at 632-6189.

Geology Field Trip through Colorado's Rift Zone, $65/day plus lodging and meals. Explore the unique geologic features of a region where the Earth's crust is pulling apart. May 21-22. Call 687-1229 to register by May 13.

Public Relations Professional Development Workshop, Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle, rooms 112, 113 and 116. $20-$70. The workshop focuses on crisis communications, marketing and how psychology can improve business relationships. Mon., May 23, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Ken at 473-0704 to register.

PICK Sacred Art Making -- Gain Access to Your Inner Treasures through Drawing and Painting Open Forum, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Experience this hands-on evening of creating and inner revelation led by Mitch Rosacker, founder of Art Iza Way. Mon., May 23, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.

Everyone Needs a Home Community Forum, Penrose Library's Carnegie Wing, 20 N. Cascade Ave. A community discussion forum on affordable housing issues. Tues., May 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call Jim at 632-6189 for more.

America's Number One Addiction: Drug Prohibition, Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. Free. Howard Wooldridge, speakers for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition rides across America on his horse, Misty. He stops to speak on Wed., May 25, 7 p.m. Call 570-9887 for more.

Ghost Hunter University, The Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. A seminar on the tools and tricks of professional ghost hunters, four-course dinner, haunted history of the Inn and a full ghost-tour of the Inn. Sat., May 28, 4-10 p.m. Call 473-4413 for more.

PICK Public Star Party, Fox Run Park, Stella Dr. Free. View galactic objects with telescopes and advice provided by the Astronomical Society. Sat., May 28, dark to 11 p.m. Call Alan at 262-0698 for more.

Home Care Classes for Homeowners, taught by Colorado Housing Enterprises. Free. Learn about home repair/maintenance and financial responsibilities. Participants who complete all three classes receive a $50 gift certificate to Sears. Wed., June 1, 8, 15. Call Apryl at 633-0572 to register.

Real Estate Investors Group, Radisson Inn North, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. $15. Learn the seven deadly mistakes that investors make that cost them money. June 7, 6 p.m. Call 800/665-7051 ext. 350 for more

Memorial Hospital Events, 1400 E. Boulder St., call 365-2438 for more. Classes offered include: sensational sitters, healthy habits for weight loss, tai chi, massage for couples, communication for couples, smoking cessation, yoga for beginners, intermediate yoga and yoga for seniors. Call 444-CARE for more on classes.

PILLAR Classes, call 633-4991 for locations and more info. Classes for May include Philosophical Caf, Using Internet and E-mail, Practicing Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now, Hip Pain, Movie discussion: Somewhere in Time, Sainthood in the Roman Catholic Tradition, Flowers- Wild and Tame, War Stories: a Novel.

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